Photography. an instrument for measuring the density of negatives.
a densimeter.

Nearby words

  1. dense,
  2. densely,
  3. densify,
  4. densimeter,
  5. densimetric,
  6. density,
  7. density current,
  8. density function,
  9. dent,
  10. dent corn

Origin of densitometer

First recorded in 1900–05; densit(y) + -o- + -meter

Related formsden·si·to·met·ric [den-si-tuh-me-trik] /ˌdɛn sɪ təˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectiveden·si·tom·e·try, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for densitometry



an instrument for measuring the optical density of a material by directing a beam of light onto the specimen and measuring its transmission or reflection
Derived Formsdensitometric (ˌdɛnsɪtəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivedensitometry, noun

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Medicine definitions for densitometry




An apparatus for measuring the optical density of a material, such as a photographic negative.
Related formsden′si•tome•try (-ĭ-trē) n.

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